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Jury and Witness Service

  1. Policy

    College employees are entitled to paid leave when subpoenaed to serve on a jury or testify in court.

  2. References

    Utah Code Title 78B, Chapter 1, Part 1-Juries and Witness Act

  3. Definitions

    See Personnel Definitions

  4. Procedures
    1. All employees who receive a subpoena to testify or summons for jury duty will present a copy of this documentation to their immediate supervisor.
    2. Employees who provide their supervisor proper documentation will be allowed paid time off from work for jury duty or to testify in court. Employees will continue to receive their full pay and not required to use vacation or sick leave.
    3. Jury duty or subpoenaed testimony covers only the time employees lose while actually engaged in giving service or attendance as a witness. This authorized time will include reasonable travel to and from the court issuing the subpoena or summons or place of deposition.
    4. Employees must record their absence using the jury duty code through web or department time entry procedures.
    5. Employees may keep any funds received for jury duty or subpoenaed testimony in a court of law or deposition.
    6. Employees engaged in legal proceedings on their own behalf must use approved vacation or leave without pay.

Date of last cabinet review: May 30, 2023

The originator of this policy & procedure is Human Resources. Questions regarding this policy may be directed to the originator by calling 801-957-4210.